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‘The Funhouse Massacre’: Real monsters pop out

NBA - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:00

Movie review of “The Funhouse Massacre”: This underwhelming horror-comedy places several serial killers in a Halloween funhouse, where they enjoy killing off patrons while bystanders assume it’s part of the fun. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.
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‘East Side Sushi’: Rolling out a delightful performance

NBA - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:00

Movie review of “East Side Sushi”: This charming little picture tells the tale of a young Latina woman (played by Diana Elizabeth Torres) pursuing the unlikely dream of becoming a sushi chef. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
Categories: Sports Center

Stay away from ‘Dangerous Men’

NBA - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:00

Movie review of “Dangerous Men”: John S. Rad’s labor of love, about a woman on a murderous rampage through L.A., is a movie only its maker could love — pure cheese. Rating: 0 out of 4 stars.
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Celebrating Italian films, Dalton Trumbo classics and shorts

NBA - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:00

Art-house screenings during the week of Nov. 13 include “Cinema Italian Style” and Dalton Trumbo films (“Spartacus,” “Papillion”) at the Uptown; the Seattle Shorts Film Festival at the Film Center; and more.
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‘Ireland is a nation of leavers’ — an interview with Saoirse Ronan

NBA - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:00

Actor Saoirse Ronan, who was nominated for an Oscar at the age of 13, talks about her latest role as an Irish immigrant to Brooklyn who is then called back home.
Categories: Sports Center

Aging mobster acquitted in 1978 heist retold in 'Goodfellas'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:57

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 1978, file photo, a police car is parked beside a stolen black van discovered in the Brooklyn borough of New York as forensics experts examine the vehicle, believed used in a robbery at Kennedy Airport. The government used opportunistic Mafia turncoats to make its case against aging mobster Vincent Asaro in the decades-old airport heist immortalized in the hit gangster movie "Goodfellas," a defense attorney said in closing arguments on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Asaro's racketeering trial. (AP Photo/Ken Murray, File)NEW YORK (AP) — An aging mobster who stayed mostly in the shadows for decades by adhering to the Mafia's strict code of silence was acquitted Thursday of charges he helped plan a legendary 1978 Lufthansa heist retold in the hit film "Goodfellas."

Missy Elliot Releases New Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:57
Fans are welcoming back the Grammy-winning artist with open arms.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

4 national groups to oppose laws allowing guns on campuses

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:56
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Four national groups representing college educators and trustees said Thursday they would fight a growing push in state legislatures to allow people to carry concealed guns on campuses.

UN condemns Burundi killings, threatens possible sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:49
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday condemning killings in Burundi and threatening sanctions, while international leaders urgently called for the government and opposition to meet amid fears that the African nation is at risk of genocide.

Police: NJ man impersonated soldier on Veterans Day

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:48

 NJ man impersonated soldier on Veterans DayA New Jersey man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a soldier on Veterans Day.

VIDEO: 'So many children' arrive on Lesbos

BBC World News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:48
Thousands of those seeking refuge in Europe come from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but they face a perilous journey.
Categories: BBC World News

Federal Appeals Panel Overturns Anti-Death Penalty Ruling in California

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:46
Last year, a federal district judge ruled that the process was “cruel and unusual.” The panel, however, said the ruling failed on technical grounds.

2 vehicles collide in Hamilton Township, Mercer County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:44

2 vehicles collide in Hamilton Township, Mercer CountyHamilton police are investigating after two vehicles collided in Mercer County.

Regulators OK plan to dismantle Hudson PCB cleanup plant

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:44
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved General Electric's plan to dismantle a Hudson River PCB cleanup plant used during six years of dredging, which concluded this fall.

Sheriff indicted after a shooting that he called an accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:44

This undated photo provided by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department shows Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Hill was indicted by a Gwinnett County grand jury Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on a reckless conduct charge after he shot and critically wounded a woman in what he described as an accident. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department via AP)LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff who has long been a magnet for controversy was indicted Thursday on a reckless conduct charge after he shot and critically wounded a woman in what he described as an accident.

Reputed New York mobster, 80, cleared in 1978 'Goodfellas' heist

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:43

Reputed Bonanno crime family leader Vincent Asaro smiles after departing Brooklyn Federal Court in New YorkVincent Asaro, whose arrest more than 35 years later had supposedly closed one of the most infamous unsolved crimes in the United States, was cleared of murder, extortion and other crimes by a jury in Brooklyn federal court. The verdict is a surprising rebuke to prosecutors in what may be one of the last major Mafia trials stemming from organized crime's heyday in New York decades ago. Prosecutors said Asaro waited in a decoy car with another gangster, Jimmy Burke, about a mile from John F. Kennedy International Airport on Dec. 7, 1978, as a group of masked men stole $6 million in cash and jewels from a Lufthansa Airlines cargo building.

Officer in fatal college shooting had 25 years of experience

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:42
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A police officer at a small South Carolina college who shot and killed a student from a nearby school had been a law enforcement officer for 25 years, but was only hired on campus less than two months ago, authorities said Thursday.

Missouri man, charged with threat to shoot black students, denied bail

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:42

Hunter Park is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's DepartmentA 19-year-old white Missouri man charged with making terrorist threats on social media to shoot black students at the University of Missouri campus was denied bond on Thursday, and court documents said he expressed a "deep interest" in a recent Oregon school massacre. Hunter M. Park, of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, appeared in Boone County Circuit Court days after two of the school's top administrators resigned after protests over their handling of racial incidents at the main Columbia campus.

Illinois university settles with professor who criticized Israel

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:40
The University of Illinois said on Thursday that it would pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit by a professor who lost out on a tenured position after he made Twitter postings critical of Israel. Steven Salaita, 40, had sued the university for violation of his rights to free speech, saying that donors had pressured trustees to withdraw their offer due to public criticisms he made about Israeli military strikes in Gaza. The settlement includes $275,000 for Salaita's attorneys.

Kurds Retake Strategic Highway in Iraq’s North From ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 06:39
They gained control over a major jihadist supply line as part of a broader offensive to reclaim the town of Sinjar. The Times has two reporters on the front lines.